FCE Unit 4- Writing ( an informal email) TH2

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Can you guess what this is?

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It's a slug!

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Writing for FCE
Here's what you have to do:
answer the question fully ✔
organise the work clearly and logically ✔
adopt the correct level of formality ✔
use an appropriate range of vocabulary ✔
use accurate English ✔
create a positive effect on the target reader. ✔

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Planning and organisation. 
In an informal email clear paragraphing is important (especially for the FCE exam as it is worth 5 points out of a possible 20 points ). 

Find the key points required for your reply to Simon's letter. 

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Make a plan

Note down ideas for each key area in the form of notes or a spidergram . Group your ideas in to paragraphs and choose the best order. 

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Which of the opening or closing phrases are appropriate for an informal email
Can you tell which phrases are informal/friendly or formal? 
Dear    Hi      Hello       To whom it may concern
Best wishes.            Bye for now.             Yours Faithfully      Love
Yours sincerely        Yours Truly
task: choose opening and ending for your reply. Write them down in your writing plan. 

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Start a new paragraph when you change topic or want to make a completely fresh point. 

Topic sentences summarise the content of a paragraph and make the text easier to follow. 

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The use of connectors (linking words) will help link your ideas together so that your text flows well. 


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Linking words help you to connect ideas and sentences, so that people can follow your ideas.
Giving examples
For example
For instance
The most common way of giving examples is by using for example or for instance.
Namely refers to something by name.
“There are two problems: namely, the expense and the time.”

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Adding information
In addition
As well as
Apart from

In addition to

Ideas are often linked by and

In a list, you put a comma between each item, but not before and.

“We discussed training, education and the budget.”

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extra info: 

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Now write your email 

Look at your writingplan again, is it complete? 
Which tense do you need for writing about recent activities?
Write down some adjectives which could be used in your email. 

Is your plan ready? You can start writing your email. 

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- Compare your letter to Ivo's reply (google classroom).
- Write down some tips and tops for yourself. 
- What would you do different next time? 
- Are you able to write an informal letter?  

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